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Trina Solar expects 500Wp Duomax and Tallmax panel capacity to reach 5.5GW by end of 2020
31 Mar 2020 at 5:30pm


Trina Solar offering 210mm large-area mono PERC panels with 500Wp performance
31 Mar 2020 at 5:15pm
Based on the 210mm x 210mm large-size silicon wafer and monocrystalline PERC cells.



Spanish solar talks life under COVID-19 as decree freezes project construction
31 Mar 2020 at 3:38pm
UNEF webinar opens window into how Europe's star solar market is adapting to the pandemic.



Solarcentury doubles down on utility-scale pipeline as residential solar arm sold
31 Mar 2020 at 3:12pm
British solar stalwart sells European residential business to Swedish installer Svea



COVID-19 brings ‘indefinite’ delays for Brazil’s solar-friendly auctions
31 Mar 2020 at 11:01am
Bolsonaro govt postpones RES-only tender (A-4) and auction also open to conventional sources (A-6).



JA Solar targeting 16GW of module shipments in 2020 as production capacity ramps
30 Mar 2020 at 6:24pm
JA Solar surpassed 10GW of PV module shipments in 2019 for the first time.



Intersolar Europe 2020 cancelled as COVID-19 crisis intensifies
30 Mar 2020 at 5:35pm
Europe's largest solar trade show cancelled for 2020, with next edition scheduled for June 2021.



Germany, Hungary fuel European solar growth with auction awards
30 Mar 2020 at 3:47pm
Berlin contracts 300MW-plus to PV players while Budapest zeroes in on solar with green energy auction debut.



PV Talk: Huawei’s Ma Rui talks artifical intelligence and how competition can drive R&D
30 Mar 2020 at 3:34pm
Huawei gives PV Tech the low down on how AI is finding a role in utility-scale solar



COVID-19: Currency fallout to ‘wipe out’ global momentum of PV, wind in 2020
30 Mar 2020 at 1:24pm
Supply chain delays will not trouble developers as much as return-crippling exchange rates, says Rystad Energy.



Solar asks for key role as EU embeds green principles into COVID-19 pushback
30 Mar 2020 at 12:11pm
Push of green transition into heart of pandemic recovery comes as impacts loom for bloc's PV markets.



C&I opportunities in demand response and value stacking
30 Mar 2020 at 12:05pm



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New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019
19 Sep 2019 at 4:54pm
by Staff Writer
When you start researching costs, it gets overwhelming very quickly. Costs vary from company to company, and when you start throwing in incentives, rebates, and tax credits, your simple Google search turns into a complex, algebraic equation. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in solar policy on some government website, calculator in hand, ready to […]The post New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How to Choose a Solar Installer
8 Sep 2019 at 1:05am
by Staff Writer
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […]The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 6:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […]The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 6:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […]The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 6:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […]The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 4:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […]The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 5:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […]The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 1:15pm
by Staff Writer
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […]The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […]The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 1:31pm
by Staff Writer
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990 when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […]The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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Solaria sues Canadian Solar for stealing shingled module process
31 Mar 2020 at 8:42pm
by Kelly Pickerel
U.S.-headquartered solar panel provider Solaria announced it has filed suit against Chinese panel manufacturer Canadian Solar in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit alleges that Canadian Solar, with operations in China and Southeast Asia, infringes Solaria’s U.S. patent that covers a process for separating PV strips from solar… The post Solaria sues Canadian Solar for stealing shingled module process appeared first on Solar Power World.

SMA expands digital training resources for solar installers during COVID-19
31 Mar 2020 at 7:48pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
As solar professionals grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, SMA America is tripling production of digital resources. The company’s goal is to help fill a void as in-person trade shows, events and meetings have been canceled across the globe. SMA has pivoted quickly to comply with social distancing and shelter-in-place standards and will continue to be… The post SMA expands digital training resources for solar installers during COVID-19 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Lendlease sells 16-MW Connecticut solar project to NextEra Energy
31 Mar 2020 at 5:01pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Lendlease announced the sale of the 16-MW Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project to a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. The solar project is located in Wallingford, Connecticut, with a portion of the project to be built on a landfill. The project has 20-year power purchase agreements in place with two Connecticut utilities, Eversource Energy and… The post Lendlease sells 16-MW Connecticut solar project to NextEra Energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar FlexRack reaches 200 solar tracker installations in North America
31 Mar 2020 at 3:05pm
by Billy Ludt
Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in PV mounting and solar tracker solutions, has reached 200 solar tracker installations, either completed or in construction, of its TDP 2.0 model. The company currently has solar tracker projects in 18 states, working closely with leading solar developers and engineering, procurement and… The post Solar FlexRack reaches 200 solar tracker installations in North America appeared first on Solar Power World.

Tigo Flex MLPE now UL-certified as compatible with IronRidge Flush Mount
30 Mar 2020 at 4:11pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Tigo Energy, pioneer of the smart Flex MLPE & TS4 Platform and IronRidge, part of global solar racking company, Esdec, announced the companies’ new UL 2703 listing of operational compatibility. The listing includes Tigo’s Access Point (TAP) and TS4-A Add-on Platform of flexible module-level power electronics (Flex MLPE) with IronRidge’s Flush Mount racking components for… The post Tigo Flex MLPE now UL-certified as compatible with IronRidge Flush Mount appeared first on Solar Power World.

Stem transitions its classes online for solar + storage partner certification
30 Mar 2020 at 2:51pm
by Kelly Pickerel
AI-driven energy storage service provider Stem announced the debut of Stem University, an online certification program that provides required educational classes and tools for solar companies that are in the Stem Partner Program to gain expertise in storage. Stem University leverages the company’s decade of experience in delivering an end-to-end blueprint for storage success across the… The post Stem transitions its classes online for solar + storage partner certification appeared first on Solar Power World.

NABCEP to soon offer online certification exams
30 Mar 2020 at 2:44pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Due to concerns about the COVID-19 emergency and the need to reduce our exposure to viral threats, NABCEP has decided to offer all Board Certification and Associate level exams through live online proctoring (LOP), an internet-based form of assessment that allows you to take NABCEP exams from any location on your personal computer. You will… The post NABCEP to soon offer online certification exams appeared first on Solar Power World.

EneRate Credit Cover insurance policy applied to first C&I solar + storage project
30 Mar 2020 at 7:00am
by Kelly Pickerel
Energetic Insurance announced that EneRate Credit Cover has been applied to a transaction that utilized a sale leaseback tax equity investment structure, marking the first time the EneRate Credit Cover policy had been used on this particular structure. The insurance policy backstops payment default risk on commercial solar projects, which enables project developers to obtain… The post EneRate Credit Cover insurance policy applied to first C&I solar + storage project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Webinar: S-5! Attachment Technology Solutions for Solar Applications
30 Mar 2020 at 6:25am
by SPW
Webinar: S-5! Attachment Technology Solutions for Solar Applications Friday, April 3rd, 2020 @ 9 a.m. EDT Presented By: Dustin Haddock, S-5!’s VP of Research & Development Learn about S-5! attachment solutions for solar applications, including the variety of brackets and clamps available. Discover how fixing solar to metal roofing with S-5! provides a competitive advantage,… The post Webinar: S-5! Attachment Technology Solutions for Solar Applications appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar Alliance completes rooftop installation of 2-part, 519-kW array
27 Mar 2020 at 1:28pm
by Billy Ludt
Solar Alliance Energy has completed the rooftop portion of the 519-kW solar system currently under construction for a division of Onni Group at Manhattan Beach Towers in California, a mid-rise and multi-tenant office building owned by the Vancouver-based developer. Solar Alliance is contracted for the design, procurement and construction management services for a combined rooftop… The post Solar Alliance completes rooftop installation of 2-part, 519-kW array appeared first on Solar Power World.

Groups selected for NYSERDA’s clean energy integration challenge
26 Mar 2020 at 8:28pm
by Billy Ludt
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced awards to five winning teams under the first two rounds of the Future Grid Challenge aimed at developing solutions to integrate clean and renewable energy into the electric grid. The project teams will help New York’s utilities such as Central Hudson Gas & Electric,… The post Groups selected for NYSERDA’s clean energy integration challenge appeared first on Solar Power World.

E2 says Congress should now focus on policies to expand clean energy jobs
26 Mar 2020 at 3:10pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Congressional leadership announced a $2 trillion economic stimulus package as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis on March 25. Following is a statement from Bob Keefe, executive director of the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs): “Congress threw a critical lifeline to America’s workers that will help struggling families pay their bills… The post E2 says Congress should now focus on policies to expand clean energy jobs appeared first on Solar Power World.


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